Internationalisation of R&D: Trends, Drivers, Impacts and new Lines of Research

12  January 2017    4:00 pm CET

Bernhard Dachs and Georg Zahradnik, Austrian Institute of Technology, AIT

In cooperation with:


wiiw, Rahlgasse 3, 1060 Vienna


An important aspect of the ongoing internationalisation of the world economy is the internationalisation of research, development (R&D) and innovation activities. Today, subsidiaries of multinational firms are among the top performers in many countries, and a considerable share of R&D activities in the business sectors are controlled by foreign-owned firms. The talk gives an overview of the current status of the internationalisation of R&D, discusses the drivers and impacts of the development, and presents some important new trends.

JEL classification: F230, O330